Three-star Indiana offensive lineman Josh Fryar is now the sixth member of Ohio State’s 2020 offensive line haul as he has offered up his verbal commitment to the Buckeyes.
— Josh Fryar (@joshfryar2) July 4, 2019
Fryar (6-6 305) attends Beech Grove High School in Beech Grove, Indiana and is ranked the No. 8 center in the 2020 class per the 247Sports Composite and the No. 415 player overall. He is the No. 2 player in the state of Indiana.
Fryar committed to Ohio State over offers from Alabama, Oklahoma, Florida State, Penn State, Oregon, and others. He took official visits to Ohio State, Penn State, Indiana, and Oregon in the last month or so.
Here is the scouting report from 247Sports.com.
Has a big body and long arms, but athletic lower body. Rare prospect as far as having the body type and the skills to play almost any spot along the offensive line. Good athlete with a multi-sport background and flexible/skilled enough to be an outstanding high school punter as well. Bends well, gets good leverage and plays with good balance in pass protection. Solid punch and power, but can still get stronger. Has the bend to get leverage, but can play lower with more consistency. Can be a swing guy in college who plays multiple spots, but most familiar position currently as center and he offers great long-term potential there and could play beyond college after starting several years at a Power 5 program.
Ohio State has six offensive linemen committed in the 2020 class now and it would seem that Fryar would be the final member of the 2020 offensive line.
Five-star tackle Paris Johnson was the first member and appears to be locked back into Ohio State after looking around in the spring. Johnson is the No. 1 offensive tackle in the class. New Jersey center Luke Wypler is the No. 1 center in the nation and has been committed since last July.
Three-star Cincinnati Elder lineman Jakob James committed back in January, and Norwalk’s Trey Leroux joined the class in March. Buckeye head coach Ryan Day then flipped 3-star Penn State commit Grant Toutant in early June.
Overall, it is a deep and versatile group of linemen, which was necessary after missing on a few prospects the last two years..